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MSNBC
Oct 3, 2012 6:00am PDT
better able to manage the economy a question on which romney has staked his candidacy romney has a margin of error lead in florida and virginia. the president leads on that question in ohio. with iowa, new hampshire and ohio headed to the obama column that puts the president at 265 and that means romney has to run the table on the remaining states to get to 270. if the debate doesn't move romney's numbers in ohio he may face the same decision al gore faced in 2000 whether to take the pr hit. all of this explains why tonight's debate is so crucial. >> it is spectacular and i have never seen it before. >> a 726 foot monument to government infrastructure. in denver romney's break time was lunch to chipotle. the candidates off the trail on tuesday and the two men picked up the slack. >> how they can justify, how they can justify raising taxes when the middle class has been buried the last four years. >> well, reporters were buried by romney's press releases on that comment. paul ryan reacted to it. >> vice president biden just today said that the middle class over the last four years h
FOX News
Oct 3, 2012 3:00pm PDT
weaknesses on the economy and deficit to strengths. by roughing up romney on the idea he will hurt the middle class. >> he says he will cut the deficit, please. he wants $2 trillion in new defense spending that the pentagon didn't ask for. $5 trillion tax cut, future of the wealthy. >> reporter: the claim is complicated by the way biden framed the argument. >> how they can justify raising taxes in the middle class has been buried the last four years. how in lord's name can they justify raising their taxes? >> obama officials today insisted that was not a gaffe, biden clarified. >> the middle class was buried by the policies of romney and ryan supported. >> republicans like rubio are off to the races. >> those happen to be the words that the distinguished vice president of the united states mr. joe biden. no, don't boo. he is the best thing we've got going, guys. >> reporter: now denver has always been big for this president. in 2008 is where he launched the hope and change in front of the great columns of the democratic convention. 2009. this is where he signed the stimulus in law. tonight, h
FOX News
Oct 3, 2012 6:00pm EDT
think the president will win the debates to only 33% for romney on this evening main topic the economy economy, romney has an edge. 50% say things will improve if he becomes president to 35% who say they will get worse. if the president is re-elected, only 48% say it will get better to 40% who think it will worsen. romney released a new ad straight to camera today foreshadowing tonight's principal message. >> too many americans are struggling, living paycheck to paycheck. more americans live in poverty than when president obama took office. >> healthcare reform will be a key debate flash point. romney wants to repeal obama care and the president is shower to call out the governor for passing a similar program in massachusetts. tax policy is also a huge area of dispute. romney has been on defense for his infamous remark about the 47% who don't pay income taxes. he hopes to neutralize that, arguing a choice between big government dependency and economic prosperity and freedom. >> we should measure the compassion how many fellow americans are able to get good paying jobs, not by how many
CNBC
Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm EDT
today. we'll tell you why. later obama versus romney. when it comes to the economy who is the better bet? we will give you some answers. how do you know which ones to follow? the equity summary score consolidates the ratings of up to 10 independent research providers into a single score that's weighted based on how accurate they've been in the past. i'm howard spielberg of fidelity investments. the equity summary score is one more innovative reason serious investors are choosing fidelity. get 200 free trades today and explore your next investing idea. accolade overdrive. zagat just gave hertz its top rating in 15 categories, including best overall car rental. so elevate your next car rental experience with the best. it's just another way you'll be traveling at the speed of hertz. >>> time for pops and drops. we kick it off with a drop for lex mark. >> people not buying a printers not a good thing. it didn't help with lex mark. they fall better than 3%. >> fdl a pop. 3%. >> a little more on the earnings. the margin pressure might be ending this quarter. i still think they are s
FOX Business
Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm EDT
economy takes center stage. we'll find out what president obama and mitt romney have to say to win voters. >>> bald may or may not be beautiful. it is in the eyes of the beholder but is it all powerful? will it could give some men a big advantage in business. even when they say it's not, it is always about money. melissa: let's take a look at the day's market headlines. a choppy day for stocks. better than expected data from adp on private sector jobs and unexpected rise in service sector activity. din actually give a boost to wall street. the dow rose 12 points. meanwhile shares of hewlett-packard plunging to a nine-year low. ceo meg whitman warned profit and revenue will fall through the coming fiscal year. whitman says, the company's ongoing turn around effort is causing the gloomy outlook. >>> shares of netflix leaping more than 8%. a top citigroup analyst gives the company a strong outlook saying it is due to improved satisfaction among netflix subscribers. finally. take a look at that stock though, on fire. >>> our top story tonight, protests are erupting in the streets of te
KICU
Oct 2, 2012 7:00pm PDT
policy with a heavy emphasis on the economy. romney says it's not about who comes out on top. >> in my view it's not so much winning or losing or even the people themselves, the president and myself, it's about something bigger than that. these debates are an opportunity for each of us to de scribe the bathway forward for america that we would choose. >> while the president is confident he's not underestimating the competition. >> gofrper romney, he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> romney may have an advantage. during the primaries, he participated in several debates. this time around he's been gearing up for one-on-one face offs. >> just getting used and tarlying the questions back and forth how the single moderator is going to be controlling the debate between two candidates. >> obama has not debated since the 2008 campaign. senator john kerly is helping the opponents prepare when the jam packed presidential schedule will allow. >> the president has a day job. the president is the president and has not had the time to practice. all we hear about is how much mitt romney is practici
CNBC
Oct 3, 2012 7:00pm EDT
, the key issue of our time is still the economy and jobs. so far mitt romney has not been able to make the sale. that's what the polls show. that's why this thing is close. why hasn't he and what's he going to do tonight differently than he's done in the past. >> i think he's going to make the contrast with president obama, why expanding the pie is in the national interest. not redistributing an ever slowing economy but expanding the pie so everybody gets a job that wants a job, people's salaries are rising. i think he needs to lay out the picture, paint the picture for the audience, frankly, larry, of what america would look like after four years of pro-growth policies. more kid graduating and getting jobs that they were trained to do, more people going to work with full-time jobs, fewer people bailing out of the economy, not looking anymore. home prices increasing. more people who are eligible to get mortgages and a more optimistic and confident country with revenues coming up and that death threat -- >> so he has got to make the sale. keith boykin, i love what rick lazio is say
FOX News
Oct 3, 2012 12:00pm PDT
where some consider him vulnerable, on jobs and the sluggish economy. the romney campaign has new ammunition from vice president biden and comments yesterday about the middle class. >> how can they justify raising taxes on the middle class which has been buried the last four years. >> an obama advisor defended the vice president saying it is the republican policies that hurt the middle class in the first place. the romney campaign targeting the comment in a brand new ad already. we will show you that in a minute. a new nbc and the "wall street journal," parent company of this network. shows the president ahead 49 percent to 46 percent which is in the margin of error. in the states, it is a different coverage. we have carl cameron with the romney camp and now ed henry on what wet tonight. >>reporter: the president is on the way to denver. think how pivotal this city has been to his career. the mile high stadium is where he launched "hope and change," the dramatic democratic convention speech in 2008 with the greek columns. in 2009, near mile high stadium he was at denver science mu
CBS
Oct 3, 2012 7:00pm EDT
economy. >> romney who is trailing in the polls will be looking for a breakout moment. and voters will be looking to hear more details about his plan to lower taxes and the deficit. >> i think that you'll hear a great deal of specifics and most importantly, you'll hear the contrast. the president's reforms haven't done enough to help the economy. >> both campaigns have gone through the motions of lowering expectations for tonight. but both candidates are season debaters. >> it's all about the economy tonight. the first three 15 minute segments will be devoted to that topic. in denver, colorado, danielle nottingham, derek, back to you. >> all right, thank you danielle. back here, the political editor is with me. you have a focus group outside the beltway to help us out. >> the correspondent organized a focus group in richmond, a half dozen people who are split parties and will talk to them and see when they sought. you're right, the judgment is who won? >> the big question among those voters must be, are any of them among the persuadeables? a small percentage out there. >> it's hard to
FOX News
Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm EDT
debate. >> eric: romney has to play it safe. there are five topics. the first three are the economy, the economy, the economy. great news for mitt romney. lay it out. >> bob: what would it be? >> eric: lower, across the board, 20% tax cuts across the board. closing loopholes. lay it out. turn to president obama. if he has a chance to say we know yours don't work. look at what is going on. household incomes are down $4,500 per household. net worth down 30%. gasoline prices doubled. i'd do it for three blocks. >> bob: you think romney ought to lay out what the deductions are? >> dana: no. >> eric: you know, well, whatever. sure, why not, why not say here, we'll post loopholes on xyz. that's fine. it won't hurt. >> greg: we end up talking about loopholes all the time. mitt will lose. there are huge issues here. i go back to benghazi. you go to high unemployment. there is serious -- >> dana: if you are going to talk about the economy, then certainly there will be a question tonight about the entitlement program. most importantly social security and medicare. if you talk about the specif
ABC
Oct 3, 2012 5:30am EDT
tonight's topics include domestic policy, especially the economy. governor romney has been preparing in denver and says tonight's debate will not be about finding a definitive winner. >> in my view, it's not so much winning or losing, or even the people themselves, the president or myself, it's about something bigger than that. these debates are an opportunity for to discuss a pathway forward for america that we would choose. >>reporter: the president has been practicing outside oflation. to his supporters he remains confident, but he's not underestimating his opponent. >> governor romney, he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >>reporter: now, pbs' jim le hrer airs tonight at 9:00 p.m. you can see it here on abc 2 news. according to the most recent cnn/rc poll, when you factor in the margin of error of 3 1/2 points, this race remains a dead heat. >> thanks, charley. >>> if you want to watch those debates with a big group of people would which could be pretty fun. you'll want to head to gillman. they'll be hosting an audience discussion about the debate and the campaign as well, as well as
MSNBC
Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm EDT
take the country forward. he said he wanted this to be about the economy. the romney -- the obama people have jammed the radar, romney's rar for six months, ago? now romney has 60 million people out there. he has to look at the camera and say, this is in simple, clear terms is how i'm going to help you and how we're going to fix the economy. >> same question to you. the economy looks better than romney does. that's the problem he faces. >> one of his biggest challenges tonight is to stand on that stage and convince people watching, something north of 60 million people will tune in, that he understands the lives and problems of average americans, ordinary americans, the people struggling to put food on the table. >> that would be a fraud, though, doesn't he? we've been watching this guy for weeks and months and months and years now, running for president. there's been no evidence he gets it. >> you know, that's my conclusion, but i think if he's going to truly reset this -- even to get a second look, i think he needs to be able to connect on a level that he hasn't done. >> that's w
MSNBC
Oct 3, 2012 2:00pm PDT
, the economy look really good. how do you fix that in one night? >> that's what mitt romney has to begin trying to do. this is it for mitt. that was the lead of my piece in "the huffington post," words of one sill belabel. this is it for mitt. >> it rhymes. >> he has to change the conversation, and do what you said, which is express clear, big, convincing, humane and understandable thoughts about he, how he can be the better person to take the economy forward and take the country forward. he said he wanted this to be about the economy. the romney -- the obama people have jammed the radar, romney's radar for six months, ago? now romney has 60 million people out there. he has to look at the camera and say, this is in simple, clear terms is how i'm going to help you and how we're going to fix the economy. >> same question to you. the economy looks better than romney does. that's the problem he faces. >> one of his biggest challenges tonight is to stand on that stage and convince people watching, something north of 60 million people will tune in, that he understands the lives and probl
NBC
Oct 3, 2012 12:00pm EDT
. he says the economy is getting worse and present obama will face mitt romney whether he has written off 47% of america. we go to washington with more. >> good afternoon, there is a lot at stake for both these candidates and they know it. one side is trying to be more aggressive than the other is trying to keep his cool. they will have 6-50 minute blocks of questions about domestic issues. republicans say the bar is high for the president, a skilled debater and think that mitt romney's aggressive style may throw the president off. >> he has the facts and he is tenacious and that is the difference between four years ago and this time. >> the democrats say he has to be specific. >> americans are looking for details and i think he will seek president obama continue to do that. >> president obama is three points ahead with likely voters with mitt romney gaining ground. >> those voters are likely to be hispanic and ages 29 or so. as a consequence of this being slightly older and less hispanic, it moves to the direction of mitt romney. >> mitt romney is closing the gap in virginia
FOX
Oct 3, 2012 4:30am PDT
the economy around. the first showdown between president barack obama and governor mitt romney will focus on domestic issues with heavy emphasis on the economy, something we heard a lot about on the campaign trail. >> what i am most concerned about is our most serious discussing about what we need to do to keep the country growing. >> do you want four more years with people struggling to find a job? >> reporter: romney said at a recent stop it is not about winning. >> mitt romney is the underdog and he will be ready on the issues which is what this is about. >> they say the debate will pressure the challenger. >> i think the debate will be interesting and they will be held to account for as far -- for more as far as the facts and details. >> reporter: both know the questions an answers can be costly. >> quite a few have lost an election with a debate. >> meaning what happens tonight could decide what happened. >> live in denver, i am sandra back to you. >> our coverage starts at 6:00 p.m. time now 4:46, they created a protest to ban sitting on sidewalks in the city's commercial area
ABC
Oct 3, 2012 5:30pm EDT
president obama and mitt romney have done their walkthroughs. now they're in the hotel getting ready. now we're down to the wire. here are a few things to keep in mind. first, how will the candidates stack up on the economy. it's a huge focus for tonight's debate and a major issue on the minds of voters. the president will argue his policies are working. mitt romney will point to his business experience. >> we can create a million new manufacturing jobs. >> reporter: can they accomplish their goals. the president needs to point to achievements and lay out a clear vision for what he would do with a second. for mitt romney he needs to appear presidential. voters need to look at him and say i can see you in commander in chief. >> the president's policies do not work. he doesn't get that. he doesn't understand that. >> reporter: equally important is handling what happens after. that's when both campaigns go into spin mode. vice-president joe biden will be speaking via video but, kelly, also team romney has people in place. they will be responding right after. >> lots have you different p
MSNBC
Oct 3, 2012 11:00am PDT
it focused on jobs and the economy and the romney campaign. and i think the only a ha is going to matter today about 9:01 when the debate starts and these two guys are on the same stage together. i think we are not going to be talking about videos or gotcha videos or anything else tomorrow or tonight or tomorrow, it is going to be about the debate it is going to be reset about 9:01 tonight. >> i don't know if that is necessarily true. we may not be talking about a ha moments but chip don't you think we are going to talk about that 47% will not come up in the debate tonight? >> i think it will come up very early in the debate. mitt romney has got to -- i think he will define the debate in this answer, whether he is going to be defensive about it or whether he is going to got offense about it. i think that will probably define the whole debate, because it is going to be about the economy tonight. >> these tapes do matter, at least one tape will matter, and that being the one at the private fund-raiser? >> tamron, what i'm talking about everybody is throwing out the videos, a gotcha
CBS
Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm EDT
the last four years. to strengthen our economy. >> romney who is trailing in the polls will be looking for a breakout moment and voters will be looking to hear more details about his plan to lower taxes and the deficit. >> i think most importantly, you'll hear the contrast. the president's reforms haven't done enough to help the economy. >> both campaigns have gone through. but both candidates are seasoned debaters. and right now, romney is spending time with his family at a denver hotel and president obama just wrapped up his walk through of the debate hall. live in denver, colorado, danielle nottingham, back to you. >> we are four hours from 9:00 when the debate will all get started tonight. there is a new u.s.a. poll out today. they asked the voters who do you think will win this debate regardless of who you support? 57% said president obama would probably win. 33% said mitt romney was likely the better debater. susan page says this debate has a lot of power. >> 80% of americans say their mind is made up, they aren't going to change their vote, but 21% of registered voters s
FOX News
Oct 3, 2012 4:00pm EDT
recession. what do you think is the real state of the economy right now and what mitt romney has in his position tonight? >>guest: the most important thing is mitt romney needs to show that the president and his previous budget that he has proposed with trillions of dollars in new taxes only does one thing: it grows the debt. it does not do anything if the deficit we have had. you give the bigger growth to the federal government. we have to have policies that provide the certainty to the private sector, the policies that enable them to grow. again, this is not saying we don't need any regulation but we need to have smart regulations. in california dairy year 2011, 71,000 pages of new regulations were institutessed. the people in the coal industry, when you look at what has happened to them when we could not get cap and trade moved through they are getting decimated. we have to have a vision like ronald reagan said, talking about a new dawn for this american economy. >>neil: congressman, you are among those who were brought in, in the republican avalanche that brought in 83 republicans a
MSNBC
Oct 3, 2012 2:00pm EDT
romney believes what is most relevant is the president's policies and how they are affecting the economy today, how they are affecting people's bottom line, how they are affecting household incomes. >> does this show a priority list difference, perhaps some of the conservative commentators, chip, wanting to find their a ha moment to get back, i guess, that the 47% video of romney as opposed to what kevin madden says answered the campaign would like to talking about, the priorities getting this economy turned around? is there a divide within conservatives in the party on how to fight back? >> when you are running a campaign and there's other groups doing everything, always doing something else. kevson very smart, keeping it focused on jobs and the economy and the romney campaign. and i think the only a ha is going to matter today about 9:01 when the debate starts and these two guys are on the same stage together. i think we are not going to be talking about videos or gotcha videos or anything else tomorrow or tonight or tomorrow, it is going to be about the debate it is going to be reset
FOX News
Oct 3, 2012 7:00pm EDT
getting a little bit more optimistic about the economy, that romney is losing some of his edge in the polls on who would handle the economy better. so they say he is really going to take it to obama on the obama record over these past four years. and one of the points they are going to make is he made a lot of promises to voters in 2008. they are going to say he hasn't kept those promises. i talked about the fact that one of the other problems that romney has got is likability. that people like obama more than they like romney. the romney camp says they are not worried about likability. they want him to stay on offense tonight and they expect it to get very heated. >> shepard: what about on the president's part? i think the president knows he going to have to play defense on his record. unemployment is high. g.d.p. growth is very low. where they think they can take it to romney is on his plans. they have say there are a lot of holes as you just heard stefanie cutter in ed henry's report. they say a lot of these things don't add up. romney is the guy who wants to give more tax cuts
CNN
Oct 3, 2012 4:00pm EDT
but will instead zero in on the president's handling of the economy. you can say that the romney game plan for tonight can be boiled down into two key phrases. do no harm and live to fight another day. just a few hours before one of the most important nights of his political life, mitt romney walked through the debate site in denver prepped for his first one-on-one face-off with the president. campaign officials tell cnn romney's game plan tonight is to provide a clear choice, talk about his plan to create jobs and contrast that with the president's performance on the economy. and in a sign of caution, the campaign says romney won't be looking for a knockout punch. one of romney's top surrogates, florida senator marco rubio says that's the right approach. does mitt romney need to score a knockout punch? >> this is not an athletic competition. this is a debate between two money, one that is president and wants to stay there and one that wants to offer a new direction. >> reporter: all day long the romney campaign has signalled it will go after what it sees as another gaffe from vice pr
FOX News
Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm PDT
locked into the economy and in many cases, ideology. mitt romney would be smart to seize on the libyan controversy as part of an overall competence challenge to mr. obama. if the economy remains bad and it does just check outearnings from ford and gm today, and america's overseas strategy is wobbling, which is seems to be, governor romney should have some heavy verbal ammunition to use in the debate tomorrow night. for his part, the president will remain steadfast that everything is going according to plan. >> four years ago i said i'd end the war in iraq, i did. i said we're going to wind down the war in afghanistan. we are. and while a twin tower -- while a new tower rises above the new york skyline, al-qaeda is on the path to defeat and osama bin laden is dead. >> bill: but according to the american commander in afghanistan, al-qaeda fighters are again causing trouble in that country and the terror group might even be responsible for murdering ambassador stevens. talking points believes many voters are still persuadable. that support for the president is thin among some indep
FOX News
Oct 2, 2012 11:00pm EDT
done that have caused the economy to go down. >> bill: final question, does mitt romney have to say, because you know the president is going to come after him -- look, here is what i'm going to phase out. some charitable stuff, some real estate stuff, does he have to do that or can he stay in the general area where he feels more comfortable? >> no. what he has to do is cast a vision that's a better alternative than the path we're on. >> bill: does that include specificity in those areas where the president is going to keep banging him and banging him and banging him, tell me, tell me, tell me? >> i don't think by and large it has to. there has to be a few specifics, but what he has to do is show that he offers a better way forward than the president does right now. >> bill: all right. mr. o'donnell, thanks very much. we hope you'll come back, by the way in a few days and assess what happened out there. all right? >> would love to. >> bill: directly ahead, the president counting on women to put him back in the white house. crowley and colmes on that. then, don imus this morning on th
FOX News
Oct 2, 2012 8:00pm EDT
every american's issues. jobs and the economy. that's something romney has to say i don't care if you're a man or woman. i'm going to give you a healthy jobs market. that rebounds to the benefit of everybody, men and women. >> is it degrading to say women want free stuff and they'll buy whatever obama puts out and they're not paying -- >> free birth control. >> is that significant to women that they vote because they want free stuff? >> bill: don't you think it was degrading for a 30-year-old georgetown woman demand that they -- >> i wouldn't use the word demand. >> bill: i thought she was going to set herself on fire if she didn't get it. >> she was fighting for the same kind of health care coverage that men have. >> bill: fighting for it. this is how out of touch i am. i thought that was a huge mistake and it has not turned out to be a huge mistake for the obama administration. >> among single women that, is true. >> bill: no, but look at how big they're breaking for him. >> but, remember, romney has a huge lead among men. he's got a lead among married women. remember, feminism
MSNBC
Oct 3, 2012 4:00pm EDT
alter things romney will do that, he'll swing back to the middle on the economy, swing back to the middle on immigration. you think he won't? >> he can do that in broad strokes. i think he's very good at that. the question is then this, what does barack obama or what does jim lehrer do as the moderator. he will anticipate a broad strokes vision about his tax plan. then the question becomes, how do you pay for it? you're going to cut taxes for everybody. it's going to be deficit neutral. you say you're going to close loopholes, deal with deductions, so let's talk about those deductions. you know, home mortgage deduction, charitable giving deduction, health care deduction. are you willing to tell the middle class -- >> tax deduction. >> are you willing to tell the middle class some of these are off the table? if you are, how do you pay for it? >> he's not going to. he has bucket, 17 grand. is that not good enough for you? >> that's the problem. if he starts getting specific like that, what the right wants to hear is not what 80% of the country wants to hear. that's the fundamental pr
FOX
Oct 3, 2012 9:00am EDT
economy. mitt romney has given a debate preview, saying he might be willing to reduce income tax deductions for home mortgage interests. many voters are still undecided. >> i'm up in the air as to who i'm going to vote for. i have my reasons for why i'm up in the air and comes down do i want to see a better economy or lose rights. that's the way i look at it. >> i need to know which one is listening to the average person, the one who has a fixed income, the one who has minimum wage. >> colorado has nine electoral votes up for grabs. experts say this debate is very important to both candidates as they both have something to prove with voters. there will be two more debates this month. the second one october 16th. coming up in a little bit, we will be joined by fox business correspondent to talk about what viewers and the candidates can expect for tonight's debates. >>> in pennsylvania, a major victory for democrats where a judge has blocked the state's new voter i.d. law from going in effect election day. democrats said the law was a ploy to beat president obama for making it hard
FOX Business
Oct 2, 2012 10:00pm EDT
not telling the whole truth on governor romney's plan to the economy. >> he would double down on the same trickle-down policies that led to the crisis in the first place. ashley: we have the added and the facts the campaign conveniently left out. the nfl gets political, pro football owners and players making their voices heard on the campaign trail fulfilling from their bank account. joining us to talk politics and football in just ...seems like you guys got a little gassed out there. enough already. c'mon guys. next question. hello! what's your favorite color? what's my favorite color? yes. purple. what's your favorite animal? sea turtle. what's your bedtime? do you believe in space aliens? ...i love puppies. hash browns or home ies? home fries. do you like my dress? why can't you guys ask good questions like this? [ morgan ] for a chance to interview an nfl player... join visa nfl fan offers and make your season epic. ashley: the fbi is trying to determine who shot two border patrol agents killing 30-year-old agent and wounng another. the shooting took place in arizona, a drug traf
ABC
Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm EDT
economy begins with a strong... thriving middle class. read my plan. compare it to governor romney's,and decide for yourself. thanks for listening. i'm barack oma and i approve this message. >> you are watching abc 7 news at 5:00, on your side. >> today marks the tenures since the terrifying day when there was a shooting -- today marks 10 years since the terrifying day when there was a shooting. john allen muhammad his wife is telling a story. brad? >> yes alison, 10 years ago i stood in this spot. the second shooting took place at that gas pump. the police tried to figure out what on earth was going on with the so-called d.c. sniper. today, we had a chance to talk to mildred the ex-wife of john allen muhammad the d.c. sniper. she said that day she was terrified, like everybody else. she had no idea her husband was involved. one man was killed as he cut grass along rockville pike. later, one other was killed as he pumped-up -- pumped gas. another was killed at leisure world plaza. for a while the shooting stopped. >> everybody was terrified. >> miles away, a woman named mildred saw t
FOX News
Oct 3, 2012 1:00am PDT
polici that he's done that have caused the economy to go do. >> bill: fin question, does mitt romney have to you know the presint going to come after him -- look, here is wha i'm going to phase out. some chatable stu, some real estate stu, does have to do that or can he stay in the ral area whe he mfortable? >> no. at he has to do is cast a vision that's a alternive than the path we're >>ill: does that include specificity in those areaswhere the president is gng t ke nging him andangingnd bangg him, tell me, tell me tee? >> don'think by and larg it hao. there has to be a fewbuo do i ty forward an the president does right now. >> bill: all right mr. we hope yk,he way in aew days and assess whatappened out tre. rit? >> would love to. >> bil directly ahead, the esident counting o womput him b. crowley and colmes on that. then imu thisorning o the fox business channel. might enjoy this one, upcomg >> bill: rock in a hard place segment. new poll has president obama leading mitt romney 49 to 45. the president's lead is primarily due to women voters. they're breaking for him 56-2 right now.
NBC
Oct 3, 2012 11:00am PDT
at this in business. >>> to decision 2012 now. about seven hours from now, mitt romney gets his chance to tell president obama what he has been saying in tv ads and speeches. the economy is getting worse. the president confronts romney if he has written off 47% of america to get richer. the debate happens tonight in denver. tracie potts has the preview. >> reporter: president obama on the right and mitt romney on the left. questions about taxes and health care. the bar is high for the president and predicts romney's aggressiveness is not a fun balance. >> he has the facts. he drills you. he is tenacious. that is the difference between four years ago and this time. >> reporter: the bottom line, democrats say, is who has specifics. >> the american people at home are looking for details. i think you will see president obama continue to do that. >> reporter: nbc's latest poll puts the president three points ahead with romney gaining ground. >> voters are less likely to be hispanic and percentage of people 18 to 29-year-olds dropped. as a consequence of the po poll being slightly old
CBS
Oct 3, 2012 4:00am EDT
romney face off in the first of three scheduled debates. the topic tonight in denver domestic affairs including the economy, health care reform and imgrmigration and the clock is ticking. the election is less than five weeks away and the stakes are high. susan mcginnis is in washington. >> reporter: first debates get the most attention of all of them and the first 30 minutes are said to be the most important. president obama needs to hold on to the momentum he's built. mitt romney needs to turn the entire race around with tens of millions of people watching tonight. the stage is built. the cameras are in place. and the candidates are in their final hours of preparation. mitt romney took a break from his rehearsal to grab a burrito bowl at chipotle. president obama visited hoover dam. when we arrive at the university of denver tonight they will face questions about the economy. there will be six segments 15 minutes each and the first three are devoted entirely to the economy. >> i want to repeal obama care and replace it with something that will get the costs under control. >> reporter
CNN
Oct 3, 2012 12:00pm EDT
voters actually trust them in handling the economy. mitt romney says he is going to create 12 million new jobs. is he going to cut income tax rates by 20% to make up the difference by eliminating deductions in credit. is he going to get into some of these details here about how this is all going to shake out? anna, start with you. >> you know, suzanne, i don't know how much time is loued in the debate to go into real detail of a plan. certainly you can't go into detail about 59 points, but dow hope he chooses two, three, four points to really focus on, make the sale. this is his strength. it should be something that he is able to sell well. more than four million jobs have been added back into the economy since he took office. you got growth. it's been stuck at 1%, which really is pretty disastrous for a recovery. what does he have to say to convince voters that, you know what, stick with me, stick with my plan? >> well, first of all, i don't think 90 minutes is long enough for mitt romney to explain his 59-point plan. or if i can figure out if it adds up and not add up to the
FOX Business
Oct 2, 2012 8:00pm EDT
if you aren't also amazed by this. they think that mitt romney is better for our economy. nine of 17 of these guys do that. only three have knopick. still, i find it a telling one. especially when you recall it was the obama administration that brought about hundreds of economists supported them. the very best among them, clearly not being stimulated. the bloom is off the obama rose. by a ratio of three to one, their hope is for change. this is hardly an endorsement from mitt romney is one of the economist put it. obama does not understand business and rummy does not understand how to govern. so pick your poison. the fact that most of the economists prefer mitt romney's poison speaks volumes. it speaks volumes about how economist have had it with mitt romney's end obama's poison. romney might be more likely to get congress to do something, whereas obama has shown that he cannot. allen sinai says that romney is more likely to cut the growth of government itself. well, hope springs eternal, i guess, but these are among the finest economic minds of the country, many of them supportin
MSNBC
Oct 3, 2012 7:00am PDT
by a lot of republicans, that anytime mitt romney spins isn't on the economy and jobs, tonight's debate as much he can, he's going to be time wasted for him. in the larger picture because that's the wedge that he can win. >> dan rather, always great to have you here. thank you so much. major garrett, i don't know about you, i cannot wait. cannot wait. thank you. >> i can't wait. >> thank you. >>> just terrible news out of syria where there was a horrific scene this morning. at least 33 people were killed. dozens maybe trapped in the rubble after a wave of suicide bombings in the main square in aleppo. three were car bombs. at least one building was levelled. another blast went off outside the chamber of commerce nearby. the syrian government blames the rebels, but activists say syrian troops planted those bombs. [ male announcer ] wouldn't it be cool if we took the nissan altima and reimagined nearly everything in it? gave it greater horsepower and best in class 38 mpg highway... advanced headlights... and zero gravity seats? yeah, that would be cool. ♪ introducing the complete
CBS
Oct 3, 2012 12:00pm EDT
romney square off tonight in the first of three presidential debates. bigad shaban reports that tonight's debate will focus on the economy, health care and other domestic issues. >> reporter: the stage is set for the first presidential debate. mitt romney trails in many battleground state polls. this is an opportunity to him to gain some ground. >> i think you're going to see the mitt romney that really cares about putting the american people back to work. i think that's the most important goal that the governor has. >> reporter: president obama will be pressing his own plan for the economy. but today he's facing new criticism over something he said during 2007 during his speech of a predominantly black office. he implied the bush administration was with holding recovery money after hurricane katrina based on race. >> what's happening down in new orleans? where's your dollar? >> reporter: all major media outlets covered the speech at the time. >> i'm a little amazed that as you mentioned a widely covered speech, likely by people at your network is somehow caused a kerr fluffle f
CNN
Oct 3, 2012 11:00am PDT
contrast as they call it between the president's handling of the economy and what mitt romney would do were he elected president to fix the economy. so that is basically the game plan from the romney campaign, do no harm and live to fight another day. >> it is interesting to say he's not looking for a knockout punch, that's apparently what shannon o'brien who was hoping to win that gubernatorial race in massachusetts back in 2002, that's what he said she was so good at. we're talking to her later. romney has been pretty -- he's been known to get forceful, jim, when he lets his dander up, if you will. let's look at a clip here from a debate, a year ago, this is romney, rick perry, mostly romney. roll it. >> the way the rules work here is i get 60 seconds, and you get -- and you get 30 seconds to respond, right? anderson -- would you please wait? are you just going to keep talking? >> yes. >> are you going to let me finish with what i have to say. >> remember that moment? i guess my question, having seen that back and forth, remember, you know, romney kind of getting into rick perry's fa
MSNBC
Oct 3, 2012 10:00am EDT
economy, talk about the economy, but also about american strength and how that can or will be affected in the future economically. so i wouldn't be surprised at all if what you saw in that op-ed that governor romney wrote for the "wall street journal" doesn't become part of a response to a larnler conversation about not just economics in america, but the economic projection, the values projection and foreign policy pro jex. >> let me ask you about the format. debate formats have been krit krzyzewskied. it's going to be six segments. the moderator has some ability to let it go and bring the conversation more broadly. breathe more than we've seen in the past. does that favor one person or the other? >> no, i don't think so. i think as you know, who goes first was determined by coin flip and there's a slight advantage of having your opponent go first. in the opening, romney won the coin toss because president obama goes first and that means that mitt romney can make adjustments after he's spoken, even after that some. i think in the larger scheme of things, he's very experienced
MSNBC
Oct 2, 2012 8:00pm EDT
raise them soon. it was mitt romney who said let detroit go bankrupt. then he saw what happened after the automobile loan from the federal government saved 1.5 million american jobs and ohio's economy. and all of a sudden, mitt romney says the auto loan, that was just a good idea. and mitt romney says he will be the president for all americans. don't forget that. even though he was caught on tape saying he can never convince 47% of americans to take responsibility for themselves. this is why mitt romney can't be let off the hook in the debate tomorrow night. but it's hard to press him on these issues when he doesn't even answer the questions. here it is. >> what is the biggest misconception about you in the public debate right now? >> we'll have to create more jobs, have less debt and shrink the size of government. >> misconceptions about you? >> you get to ask the questions you want and i get to give the answers i want. >> i hope there's a moment like that tomorrow night. not going to be easy for jim lehrer. even if romney won't answer for them, it needs to be spelled out loud and cl
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